The camp site at Electric Forest is the heart of the festival. Most people choose to stay in either the GA or VIP campaign area but you might not know that there’s another option. This year Insomniac Events and Madison House are offering campers the opportunity to join various groups in special camping zones. There are three special passes which you can purchase for $40.00 each which give you access to the Her Forest Group Camp, Electric Forces Camp and Camp Traction.
Her Forest Group Camp is a camp which is dedicated to women who are camping alone or in small groups. The goal of this group is to create a safe community for women to camp together. It will provide experienced and inexperienced festival goers alike with a group of friends during the festival weekend and group leaders to watch out for everybody. Her Forest also offers a variety of activities with the intention to create a supportive and empowering environment including Meet-ups, Women's circles and Closing circles which is open to all genders.
On weekend 1 there will be a special curated event to discover women performers including producers, artists, dance groups and more who entered a video contest on the Electric Forest website. The winner will receive a 15-45 minute set time for performing at Electric Forest as well as an Artist festival wristbands, including camping, for performing act members for the first weekend of Electric Forest and a $250 travel stipend. On Weekend 2 there will be Artist Panel which features a variety of women speaking about empowerment.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iV0yAy-LHm8 ( Video Explaining Her Forest)
Campers also have the option is to buy a pass to the Electric Forces camp which is an opportunity for military members, veterans and their friends and families to camp together; there is also the option to buy a pass to Camp Traction, a clean and sober camp, where members are offered support in their decision to attend Electric Forest without drugs or alcohol. This group offers a sober environment and twice per day support meetings to its members.
Whether you choose to stay in the GA camping or sign up for one of the special campsites there is no doubt of good times to come. Camping among the trees is at Electric Forest is what dreams are made of. Space is limited so if you want to join a group sign up here (https://www.electricforestfestival.com/tickets/ga/group-camping/#her-forest-veteran-sober-camps) And if you still haven't gotten camping passes you can buy them here. ( https://www.electricforestfestival.com/tickets/ga/ )
By Kevin Aliment
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